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It's that time of year again -- Dakar 2008

geargrrl

Turbo Monkey
May 2, 2002
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Hey, I'll be watching for Team Front Row GB. This is the UK dirt bike team that I did some work for; I posted about it earlier. I truly hope to never be under a crunch like that again - being contacted Thanksgiving to do custom work ( in WA state) to be on the truck leaving the UK going to Lisbon, by Dec 28. Thank goodness for FedEx International Priority.

here's the team
http://www.adventure-spec.com/

I customized 6 jackets ( 3 for each rider) adding external cargo pockets w/fail safe buckles and internal camelback pouches that hold 100 oz pouches, and a few other details. These additions have to be built to last the pounding that they'll take out on the course.

geargrrl
 

Spero

ass rainbow
Jul 12, 2005
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Tejas
Hey, I'll be watching for Team Front Row GB. This is the UK dirt bike team that I did some work for; I posted about it earlier. I truly hope to never be under a crunch like that again - being contacted Thanksgiving to do custom work ( in WA state) to be on the truck leaving the UK going to Lisbon, by Dec 28. Thank goodness for FedEx International Priority.

here's the team
http://www.adventure-spec.com/

I customized 6 jackets ( 3 for each rider) adding external cargo pockets w/fail safe buckles and internal camelback pouches that hold 100 oz pouches, and a few other details. These additions have to be built to last the pounding that they'll take out on the course.

geargrrl
I might send you a few jackets to have some 6 oz bladders hidden into them...purely for bragging rights. I promise no alcohol will be involved.

Staying on topic, I'm not a big race fan, but the Dakar never ceases to amaze me. Those guys are hard asses IMO.
 

geargrrl

Turbo Monkey
May 2, 2002
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pnw -dry side
I think from the looks on these guys' faces ( Stan Watt, Jon Stamper of Team FrontRow UK) they know they aren't racing. Check out the bikes, though!! Talk about travel...

I've been listening to some radio interviews with these guys. Cancelled 12 hours before the start!!! And the amounts of money involved are stupendous. I mean, ginormous, esp. when you convert to dollars.

if anyone cares, http://rallyraidio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_category=FrontrowGB


 

Wumpus

makes avatars better
Dec 25, 2003
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Six Shooter Junction
It is Dakar time again...


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